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Pest Man Wins (1951)

The stooges are pest exterminators who drum up business by planting vermin in a ritzy mansion where a party is going on. The boys are hired, but must dress as guests to work unobserved. ... See full summary »

Director:

Jules White

Writer:

Felix Adler
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Shemp Howard ... Shemp (as Shemp)
Larry Fine ... Larry (as Larry)
Moe Howard ... Moe (as Moe)
Margie Liszt Margie Liszt ... Mrs. Castor
Nanette Bordeaux Nanette Bordeaux ... Fifi
Vernon Dent ... Mr. Philander
Emil Sitka ... Meadows
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The stooges are pest exterminators who drum up business by planting vermin in a ritzy mansion where a party is going on. The boys are hired, but must dress as guests to work unobserved. They disrupt the party and a wild pie fight ensues. Written by Mitch Shapiro <mshapiro@a.crl.com>

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Comedy | Short

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Trivia

Some of the pie-fight scenes were lifted from "In the Sweet Pie and Pie" (1941) and "Half-Wits Holiday" (1947). See more »

Goofs

The string attached to the mouse is quite visible. See more »

Quotes

Moe: [annoyed] Why don't you watch what you're doing?
Shemp: Why don't you do what you're watching?
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Connections

Edited from In the Sweet Pie and Pie (1941) See more »

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Do you see spots in front of your eyes....
23 June 2013 | by simeon_flakeSee all my reviews

That's the question that Larry asks Moe after giving him a piece of cheese laced with rat poison. "Pest Man Wins" is a rarity in the fact that it's a remake that tops the original "Ants in the Pantry" with Curly.

Now "Ants" was a very good film in its own right, but here in "Pest" the short moves a bit quicker, the redone gags are a little funnier than they were in the original (see the hilarious "Clap and Dance" routine when Vernon Dent gets a mouse down his shirt) and there's a big pie fight at the end.

If I had one quibble with the film is that maybe Jules White reused a little too much stock footage during the pie fight instead of inserting more new shots of Shemp, but as I said it's only a minor gripe.

"Pest Man Wins" is a first rate job. Fans of the stooges should really enjoy this one.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 December 1951 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mousers in the Trousers See more »

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Production Co:

Columbia Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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